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Hutchinson's Historic FOX Theatre is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation and is listed on the State and National Historic Register. The FOX is entirely funded by donations from foundations, members & patrons just like you.
November 17th, 7:30 PM
*Featuring a special opening performance by Hutchinson Community College Vocal Jazz Ensemble "Badinage", directed by Neal Allsup.
Karrin Allyson’s phenomenal career has included fourteen albums, five Grammy nominations, appearances at the top jazz festivals and venues around the globe, and most recently, critical acclaim for her latest album, “Many A New Day”.
Allyson is one of the most admired jazz vocalists and pianists performing today. She is noted both for the warmth and sincerity of her performing style and the breadth of her repertoire, which embraces the Great American Songbook, Brazilian Bossa Nova, French Chanson, the great classic jazz composers — Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, Bill Evans, John Coltrane — as well as sympathetic and imaginative treatment of the great singer-songwriters Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, all the way to Jimmy Webb and Elton John.
A "CRYSTAL" CHRISTMAS
December 8th, 7:30 PM
“Before Country was ‘cool’, Crystal was ‘class’.” Crystal’s debut single, "I've Cried the Blue Right Out of My Eyes," was written by her sister, Loretta Lynn, and reached the Top 25 on the national country music charts. Three more singles were released over the next three years, all making waves with radio and listeners.
Crystal's first album project began a roll out of smash singles to come. "Wrong Road Again," (her first of many hit singles with producer Allen Reynolds) became her debut Top 10 record. "I'll Get Over You." became her first #1 single. By her fourth album, "We Must Believe in Magic," Crystal Gayle became the first female artist in country music history to achieve platinum album sales. Driving the engine of the album was the song that was to become her enduring signature song: "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue." "Brown Eyes" opened the world's eyes to Crystal Gayle and she became a familiar name in households, grand and small, from Louisville to Leningrad.
February 3rd, 7:30 PM
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's first phase of stardom featured an appearance in the 1996 indie film Swingers, a movie that not only launched the careers of Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau, but introduced Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to an audience beyond their Los Angeles base.
The band's music has appeared in countless films and television shows, including The Wild, Despicable Me, Phineas & Ferb, Friends, Third Rock From The Sun, Ally McBeal, and So You Think You Can Dance. They have appeared live on Dancing With The Stars, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center, The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, a remarkable seven appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and the Super Bowl XXXIII Halftime Show. The band has also appeared as special guests with many of the country's most distinguished symphony orchestras, and has performed for three U.S. Presidents.
After 23 years, 10 records, over 2700 live shows, and countless appearances in film and television, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is showing no signs of slowing down, and is looking forward to celebrating it’s 25th anniversary in 2018.
March 5th, 7:30 PM
A living legend returns to the FOX Theatre for an intimate evening of voice and melody. Although it has been over 40 years since Bridge Over Troubled Water was recorded, Art Garfunkel's image and signature vocal remain among the most instantly recognizable in popular music. His "beautiful countertenor," as Neil Strauss described Art's voice in The New York Times, is clear and resonant, surely one of the finest instruments in all of popular music, and a time-honored friend to a world of listeners.
March 25th, 7:30 PM
With more than thirty years of experience and an alumnus of “Saturday Night Live” and Chicago’s famed Second City, Jim Belushi brings to the stage this improvised comedy sketch show featuring members of the Board of Comedy.
Belushi starred on the ABC hit comedy "According to Jim,” on which he also served as executive producer, music composer and director. After wrapping 182 episodes for its eighth and final season, the family favorite series also hit a milestone when it launched into off-net syndication in 2007. A favorite of film, television and stage audiences, Belushi is one of the great leading character actors equally at home in drama and comedy, and a gifted performer who can also hold a room as front man of a rhythm and blues band. Accomanying Belushi are a group of classically trained professional improvisers who tour regularly nationwide.
April 9th, 7:30 PM
MOMIX is a spectacular blend of physical theatre, circus, athleticism, and comedy. It transports audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world through its trademark use of magical lighting and imagery. Momix has thrilled fans in over 22 countries and has been featured on stage, screen and television. In an endless search for another gravity, Artistic Director Moses Pendleton combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props and pure talent to create an entertaining multimedia experience.
With "Opus Cactus", MOMIX brings the landscape of the American Southwest to life with its signature illusionistic style; a dynamic journey into the hidden landscape of the American Southwest with a sense of danger, sensuality and humor. The desert world of soaring cactuses, slithering lizards, snakes and frolicking insects all come to life once uncovered through the magic of MOMIX. The perfect show for the entire family!
DON'T MISS OUT ON TAX CREDITS
Presenting a Tremendous Opportunity For Donors
Hutchinson’s Historic FOX Theatre has received an award of $200,000 in tax credits from the Kansas Department of Commerce’s Community Service Tax Credit Program. The FOX is one of just 23 nonprofit organizations in the state to be awarded these tax credits, which can be used to provide support for capital fundraising projects. The theatre will use funds from donors who wish to take advantage of these credits to help complete our Stage & Technology Improvement Project, which includes repairing the 84- year-old theatre’s damaged and deteriorating stage floor structure while also updating electronic and technical equipment and systems associated with presenting live performing arts events. These repairs and updates have become increasingly critical over the past few years, threatening to prevent the continued operation of the FOX as a live performance venue.
Each year, nonprofit community service organizations submit proposals to the Department of Commerce. If the organization is awarded tax credits, it is then authorized to offer those credits to donors making contributions to the approved fund-raising project. Tax credits for this program are allocated to these groups annually at a rate of 50% in non-rural areas. As an example, qualified donors who give $1,000 to an approved project in a non-rural area would receive a 50 percent (or $500) tax credit against their Kansas income tax liability. If the donor does not have any Kansas tax liability, they will receive a check from the state for the amount of the credit (in this case $500). In addition, the donor would receive federal tax benefits if they itemize, which would again decrease their tax liability.
Donors can take advantage of these credits right now by making a contribution to the theatre, and in exchange receive tax credits valued at 50% of their donation to be used during the next 18 months for their 2015 or 2016 Kansas state income taxes. The is an exceptional opportunity to stretch your giving dollars much further than otherwise possible and make a big difference in the future of Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre, a nationally significant and cherished landmark.
*Tax Credits available on a first come, first served basis.
For more information about tax credits or to make a donation, contact:
Director of Development
(620) 663-5861 Ext. 205 or (877) FOX-SHOW Ext. 205
*Mitch is also available to schedule a special meeting or presentation with your group or club about tax credits and the FOX.
Architectural Digest Features Hutchinson Fox Among Prestigious Theatres
Architectural Digest, a prominent print and online publication considered to be “the international design authority” by its readership, featured our own Hutchinson Fox Theatre among fourteen other historic movie palaces across the country in a recent online feature titled “Showstoppers: 14 Historic American Theaters”.
Other venues pictured alongside the Fox include Thalian Hall in Wilmington, North Carolina, Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, Texas, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre in Rochester, New York and the Balboa Theatre in San Diego, California.
Click Here To See The Feature Online at Architectural Digest